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Digital History programme Easter Term 2017

Digital History events for Easter Term 2017 in collaboration with Machine Reading the Archive programme and Digital Cultures Research Group

The Digital History program combines reading sessions, guest lectures and hands-on workshops to think collectively and critically about the impact of the digital in historical writing and research today. It is interested in, of course, exploring large-scale changes provoked by technological advancement: how new methods of archiving, data manipulation, social media, crowdsourcing, mapping and so forth are producing new ways of making history, new ways of communicating research to scholarly and public audiences, and new methodological problems for the historical profession. For the Easter term the program offers a series of workshops which have been developed in collaboration with the Cambridge Digital Humanities Network, the Machine Reading the Archive program and the Digital Cultures Research Group.

 

Please register for the workshops in advance with the links provided. For further information please contact Lukas Engelmann (lme35).

 

 

25 April:  Automated Text Recognition workshop (Transkribus)

With Sebastian Colutto (University of Innsbruck) and Louise Seaward (University College London). 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/automated-text-recognition-from-print-to-handwriting-tickets-32182692299

 

 

2 May:  Network Analysis in the Digital Archive

With Sebastian Ahnert

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/network-analysis-in-the-digital-archive-an-introduction-tickets-32689134080

15 May : Field trip to UL's Digital Content Unit

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/field-trip-to-cambridge-university-librarys-digital-content-unit-tickets-33207740245

 

19 May : The Digital Design of Paper Technologies

With Prof. Markus Krajewski (University of Basel), Dr. Annja Neumann / Hal Blackburn (MML, Schnitzler Digital Edition), Daniel Bruder (Computer Lab)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-digital-design-of-paper-technologies-tickets-33663583685

30 May : Feminist Informatics

With Felicity Colman (Manchester)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/feminist-informatics-tickets-33665579655

15 June : Machine Reading the Archive / End of program workshop

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/machine-reading-the-archive-end-of-progamme-workshop-tickets-33502076613

We are a network of researchers at the University of Cambridge who are interested in how the use of digital tools is transforming scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. This transformation spans both the content and practice of humanities research, as the diffusion of digital technologies opens up new fields of study and generates research questions which breach traditional disciplinary boundaries.

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